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Letters for academic year 2019 - 2020

Here you will find copies of letters/e-mails sent home.

Letter from Ms Kober, 15th May 2020

Letter from Mary Ellen McCarthy 14th May 2020

Staying Safe at home during lockdown

NHS Be Your Best Flyer


New home learning helpline for parents and carers


We hope that you have found the resources and links we have been sharing with you over the last few weeks helpful in supporting your child’s learning whilst at home. As always, please do contact the teaching team as your first port of call if you need additional advice, explanation or support as we are on hand to help you.


We would also like to make parents and carers aware of an additional source of advice that has recently been launched. StarLine is a new nationwide home learning telephone helpline for parents and carers of pupils in all schools who have concerns or queries about educating their children at home.


A group of partners including David Ross Education Trust, Freshworks, Future Academies, Inspiration Trust, Mumsnet, Oak National Academy, PLMR, StarAcademies, Triple P Positive Parenting Program and United Learning have come together to create and deliver StarLine. Each partner has pledged their people, expertise and resources to support StarLine. This initiative is supported and welcomed by the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) and also by the DfE.


StarLine will help parents and carers in the following ways:

  • By providing access to a team of qualified teachers, education and parenting experts.
  • By focussing on providing practical ideas, support and reassurance.
  • By offering tips, techniques and resources to enable parents to give their children the support they need to continue learning while schools are closed.
  • By supporting family wellbeing and mental health.
  • By covering all phases of education and subjects plus behaviour, pupil wellbeing and SEND.

Free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162. For more information, visit or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter.


The team behind StarLine will also be broadcasting a weekly programme on YouTube. In each episode of StarLive, a guest presenter will share practical ideas for home learning. Further details can be found on the StarLine website.


Please do take a look at their website if you feel you would benefit from additional guidance to support your child’s learning at home.

Runnymede Borough Council Food Parcels

Letter from the Chair of Directors

Summer term update from Ms Kober

Please click on the link for advice on what to do if your child is unwell or injured during lockdown

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Government Announcement March 18th 2020

Scarlet Fever March 15th 2020

Amendment to Surrey's term dates for 2019-20

The Government recently announced that the early May bank holiday in 2020 is being moved from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May. This is to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.


As we had published our diary dates for next year before this change was announced please ensure you make the relevant amendment in your diary. The change means children are to be in school on Monday 4th May but not Friday 8th May


Kind regards

School Office


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